Friday, March 30, 2012

Library Quiz

How well do you know the school library?  The senior students produced quizzes on PhotoPeach to meet two purposes 1) to show their skills in using the library and 2) to help others learn to use the library.
Here are three of the quizzes. Have a go - how many questions can you answer correctly?

jasmineandanjelica on PhotoPeach

Library slideshow by Anaiya and Samuel on PhotoPeach

 Mycke and Kate on PhotoPeach

Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Zealand Post Book Awards

Which book do you like best?  It's time for the New Zealand Post Book Awards and you have the chance to vote for your favourite book.  A panel of judges have selected the children's books published in New Zealand in the past year that they think are the best and they will choose some winners.  There is also a Children's Choice Award and that's where you come in.  You can vote for the book you like and be in with a chance to win $1000 worth of book vouchers ($500 for you if you win and $500 for the winner's school).

We have many of the books in our school library so take a look and have a read.  Then visit the Book Awards website, click on the button like the one below and vote for your favourite book.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Double Act book review

Title: Double Act             
Author: Jacqueline Wilson              
IIllustrated by: Nick Sharrat
Review by: Anaiya 

Description: Ruby and Garnet are two 10 year olds  who are Identical twins.Their mother died 3 years ago and their horrible stepmothe'rs name is Rose but they call her "STUPID FRIZZY DIZZY ROSE".  The 2 twins get a chance to go to London and be on a T.V show. Will they get a chance to escape?

Opinion: I think this book is great.
It is very funny and a good book for 7-11 year olds.
My favourite characters are Ruby and Garnet because Ruby is quiet and sensible and then all of a sudden the adventurous and outgoing Garnet comes in and steals the show.

My rating for this book is 4\5

The Bad Beginning book review

By Lemony Snicket
Reviewed by Jasmine

Description :
Dear  reader
I'm  sorry to say that the book you  are holding  in your hands  is extremely unpleasant.
This book has so many unfortunate events that from the first line you could put it down
and say this is a horrible boo.k I like happy books.If that is the type of person you are well
probably go and read something happy and cheerful.

Opinion :

This is a sad sad book.The Baudelaire children have been through extremely unpleasant  events. I would  recommend this book for 9 and up because Count Olf is mean, so so mean. I would recommend this book if you  like bad unpleasant books this is the book for you and if you don't still read it. This is a sad and cool book .But their great uncle twice removed is the worst person in the world.
I  rate this book a 5 plus out of 5

The Wonkey Donkey book review.

Author: Craig Smith and Katz Cowely.
Reviewed Sharvi

This book is about donkey that has a broken body. He has one broken leg, one eye and he is quite funny. To find out more please read this book.

 I liked the bit when the wonkey donkey kept on going "He Haw". I also think that this book is quite funny. I think that kids between ages 3-7 would love this book.

I would give this book a 5 out of 5.

Coraline book review

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Reviewed by Ruby

Bored by rainy days after moving in to a old apartment with her parents
Coraline begains exploring her strange suroundings.Late one night after hearing
strange and frightning noisnes throgh a doorway to a alternate version of her apartment
she finds a copy of her mother. What does this mean?

"I love this book it's scary, funny and it's got a lot of action in it
my favourite character is the other mother because you think
she's so nice but you're wrong she has her advanatges".

               I rate this book 4/5

because this book is scary for some people
so I only reccomend it for 9 and up.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The BFG book review

The BFG by Roald Dahl
reviewed by Rosa

Every night,when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up wheppsy-whiffing human beings and there is only one giant who can stop them the BFG!!. Then one day Sophie meets the BFG and that is where it all began.

I love this book. I would recommend this book for people aged 5-10 because it is a great book, and if you like giants and friendly giants then this is the book for you. There is a lot of funny things, my favourite part is when the BFG says '' you think I is swizzfgging with you?''

I would rate this book 10-10

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Witches book review

The Witches by Roald Dahl
Reviewed by Sharvi

Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they despise. Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognize these vile creatures -but can they get rid of them for good?

Review: I think this book is awesome because when you read this book it has lot's of expression. I liked the part when the grandma tells the boy about the witches and what they're like and how they disguise themselves as lovely ladies. I also like how they work together to stop the witches from taking the children and murdering them.

5 out of 5

Cinderella the Fairytale Files book review

Cinderella the Fairytale Files by Alan Durant
Reviewed by Emma

This is a book about a girl who had a terrible family.  Her sisters and step-mum are mean to her.  They keep her locked up in a room and make her do all the cleaning. One day the older sisters get a letter saying they were invited to the royal ball.  Will Cinderella make it to the ball or not? 

This is a bit different to the original Cinderella story because she gets heaps of letters from people asking her about her life but she can't send any letters back.

This is a fun book. I think people will love it especially ages 5-10. I think people will like it because it has got lots of letters inside you can pull out and read, like shopping lists and also letters from Rumplestilskin. My favourite character is the step mother because she has got every one thinking she is so nice but in reality she is the worst mother you could have as she cuts Cinderella's hair and tortures her.

4 out of 5

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Lorax

Coming soon to a movie theatre near you - The Lorax.  Have you read the book?  Read it while you are waiting for the movie to start showing in New Zealand on March 29th.  I wonder if the movie will be the same as the book?  Sometimes people prefer the book, other times people prefer the movie.  You be the judge by reading the book then watching the movie.

Blog Launch

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